During 2021 KAZ Minerals Bozymchak constructed two football pitches in the villages of Kok-Serek and Kok-Tash, which are located near the mine.
Both villages are situated in relatively remote locations and previously had limited sports infrastructure. The football fields can also be used for volleyball or other sports and were constructed to provide a safe and convenient area for exercise and leisure for the community. The pitches can used by all residents of the villages of the district. They have been built with artificial surfaces and a drainage system to enable them to be used for as much of the year as possible.
Both football and volleyball are extremely popular in the region, and the new facilities have enabled the residents of the villages to arrange competitions and tournaments between other village and district teams.
“The new facility has become a great gift for our residents. I want to emphasise that KAZ Minerals Bozymchak built a football pitch in one of the most inaccessible villages of the region. Now the local youth can safely play on their own sports pitches and do not have to travel to neighbouring villages as before, walking for several kilometres every time,” Ilyas Rysdavletov, the head of the Kok-Tash village district, commented at the opening of the new sports facility.